In the Nova Scotia town of Antigonish, the Assam Hadhad family, who lost their Damascus chocolate factory in the Syrian civil war and fled to Canada less than two years ago are now employing twenty local people in the amazing community which helped them build a new chocolate factory. Boxes containing the signature maple-leaf-shaped “Peace by Chocolate” are being sold across the country and exported around the world. You can read their story here
. In Safe Haven
we’ll be weaving stories like this into a tapestry of music, words and images together with our wonderful guest artists Maryem Tollar
, Naghmeh Farahmand
, and Diely-Mori Tounkara
. We are so excited to be embarking on this adventure with them and we’d be thrilled if you would join us on the journey!
Don’t miss this extraordinary show, January 18-21 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre and January 23 at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.